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Obituary: Earl H. Shankweiler, 96

Earl H. Shankweiler, 96, of Emmaus died Dec. 8, 2012 at the Lehigh Center.

Earl H. Shankweiler, 96, of Vera Cruz Road South, Emmaus, passed away Saturday at Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Althea L. (Weil) Shankweiler. They were married 72 years on June 8th.

Born in Hensingersville, he was a son of the late Llewellyn and Stella (Bauder) Shankweiler. He retired after working at Air Products for over 30 years. He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis, and of Citizens Fire Company of Upper Milford and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company.

Among his interests were automobiles, The Earl Keller Fan Club, and following Crazy Willie and the Country Rangers.

Surviving with Althea are a son, William L., husband of Paulette Shankweiler, of
Zionsville, daughters, Delores M., wife of Paul Ruth, of Macungie, and Gloria J., wife of Marvin Holland, of Emmaus, grandchildren Michael Ruth, Kathie McBride, Alan Ruth, Paul Shankweiler, Cindy Ruchinski and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul and Charles Shankweiler and by grandson, Ronald Shankweiler.

Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. Calling hours are 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Lehigh Zion Cemetery. www.schmoyerfuneralhome.com

Contributions: To either or both above-named fire companies, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 190, Breinigsville 18031.

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